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Gestures: Their Origins and Distribution Hardcover – 10 May 1979

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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 1st Unabridged edition (10 May 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224015702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224015707
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 15.7 x 3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,359,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gestures analysed from 40 places in Europe and N. Africa.

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Gestures - Morris, Collett, Marsh, & O'Shaughnessy 30 April 2014
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Format: Paperback
''This book is primarily an anthropological analysis of emblem gestures used throughout Europe. According to the authors, “Emblems are actions which replace speech and can act as substitutes for verbal statements” (1979, p. xx). Illustrations of the emblem gestures they used for analysis were printed on the back cover of the book, which I have scanned here.'

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